Pancetta-Gruyere Burger with Grilled Vidalia Onions

Pancetta-Gruyere Burger with Grilled Vidalia Onions | Savoring TodayPancetta and Gruyere cheese mixed with ground beef from a local butcher deliver a burger worthy of peak grilling season.  Lean pancetta infuses savory, juicy flavor without overpowering the beef, while the earthy, distinct flavor of Gruyere brings a rich nuance.  A few basic seasonings, toasted bun, grilled Vidalia onions and you are ready to eat right there at the grill—no other condiments required. Of course, it is good manners to share, so you’ll want to wait ‘til you get to the table.

Pancetta-Gruyere Burger with Grilled Vidalia Onions
Recipe type: Main Dish, BBQ, Beef
Cuisine: American
Serves / Yields: 4
  • 1 pound ground beef -- 90% lean
  • 4 ounces pancetta (lean) -- chopped
  • ½ cup Gruyere cheese -- cut into ¼" cubes
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon granulated garlic
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large sweet onion -- Vidalia
  • 4 buns
  • butter
  • olive oil
  1. Slice onion to create ¼" discs, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper; set aside. Lightly butter the buns and set aside.
  2. Gently mix seasoning, pancetta, and cheese into ground beef. Form ⅓ lb. patties with meat mixture.
  3. Grill onions over medium-high heat until softened and lightly browned on both sides.
  4. Grill burgers over medium heat until seared and registering 160°F, about 4 minutes each side. While the burgers finish, grill buttered buns (butter side down) until toasted.
  5. Serve the burger on the toasted bun with the grilled onions piled on top.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: Serves 4

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    • says

      Thank you so much for the feature, I appreciate that very much! I’ll be sure to check out The BBQ Grail — love summer grilling 🙂

  1. says

    It’s bedtime but now I’m really, really hungry! This burger is over the top and those buns – the best! A friend gave me some Vidalias yesterday and I can’t wait to start eating them! Have a great weekend.

  2. says

    How did I miss this one? I would rip a toddler’s arm off for a vidalia onion on a burger

    (okay, that might have been a bit too strong but I LOVE vidalia onions)

    This burger looks amazing!
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    • says

      Thanks Maureen, I know what you mean about Vidalia onions, they take everything to a new level. Best not get too aggressive though, we don’t want gov warning labels on them. 😉

  3. says

    I make it back to WordPress and I see this… you have just made my day Judy :). Which is why I’m featuring this on my blog on tomorrow s post. Congrats girl! Love this!


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